Steps Involved in IVF:
Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions that damage the optic nerve, often leading to irreversible blindness if left untreated. Elevated eye pressure is a significant risk factor, although not the sole cause. Symptoms can include blurry vision, loss of peripheral vision, and even severe eye pain. Because glaucoma often shows no immediate symptoms, many people are unaware they have it until it reaches an advanced stage, making early detection critical.
Traditional treatment methods include eye drops, laser procedures, and various forms of surgery like trabeculectomy or tube shunt surgery. The aim is to reduce intraocular pressure, thereby minimizing damage to the optic nerve and preventing vision loss. In certain cases, more advanced techniques such as minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) may be used.
Treatment plans are tailored to individual needs and could involve a combination of medications, laser treatment, and surgery. The course of action is usually determined by several factors including the stage of glaucoma, patient's overall health, and their response to medication. Since glaucoma is a chronic condition, ongoing treatment and monitoring are essential.
The duration of glaucoma treatment varies depending on the severity of the condition and the chosen treatment approach. Laser procedures such as trabeculoplasty may take about 10-15 minutes per eye, and you could return to your normal activities almost immediately. However, you might need follow-up appointments for post-procedure checks.
Surgical treatments like trabeculectomy can take between 45 minutes to an hour per eye. Recovery time is generally 3 to 6 weeks, but this can vary depending on your body's healing response and any complications that may arise. Even after successful surgery, ongoing treatment with medication may be necessary to manage the condition effectively.
Patients undergoing glaucoma treatment need to be prepared for long-term monitoring, which includes regular check-ups and eye tests. The overarching treatment plan could span several years, as glaucoma often requires lifetime management to prevent vision loss.
- Cost-Effectiveness: Treatment abroad often costs a fraction of what it does in Western countries, without compromising on quality.
- Expertise: Many countries have skilled ophthalmologists with specific expertise in glaucoma treatments, often trained in top medical schools globally.
- Advanced Technology: Leading healthcare destinations provide state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge techniques for glaucoma treatment.
- India: Known for world-class eye care centers in cities like Mumbai and Bangalore.
- Thailand: Bangkok offers advanced ophthalmological services at reasonable costs.
- Germany: Renowned for precision medicine and high-quality healthcare services.
Risks & Considerations
- Travel Logistics: Consider the recovery period and potential follow-up appointments when planning your trip.
- Medical Standards: Research the quality of healthcare in your chosen destination.
- Legal and Ethical Concerns: Be aware of differing medical malpractice laws and patient rights in foreign countries.
How to Choose the Right Doctor and Hospital
- Accreditation: Look for internationally accredited hospitals specializing in ophthalmology.
- Doctor’s Qualifications: Ensure the ophthalmologist has the necessary credentials and experience in glaucoma treatment.
- Patient Reviews: Read testimonials and consult previous patients for their experiences and recommendations.
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Patients are advised to seek hospitals that are accredited by Global Healthcare and only work with medical tourism facilitators who are certified by Global Healthcare Accreditation or who have undergone certification from the Certified Medical Travel Professionals (CMTP). This ensures that the highest standards in the industry are met. GHA accredits the top hospitals in the world. These are the best hospitals in the world for quality and providing the best patient experience. Click the link to check out hospitals accredited by the Global Healthcare Accreditation: https://www.globalhealthcareaccreditation.com
Frequently Asked Questions
What actually happens during hyperstimulation of the ovaries?
The patient will take injectable FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) for eight to eleven days, depending on how long the follicles take to mature. This hormone is produced naturally in a woman’s body causing one egg to develop per cycle. Taking the injectable FSH causes several follicles to develop at once, at approximately the same rate. The development is monitored with vaginal ultrasounds and following the patient’s levels of estradiol and progesterone. FSH brand names include Repronex, Follistim, Menopur, Gonal-F and Bravelle. The patient injects herself daily.
What happens during egg retrieval?
When the follicles have developed enough to be harvested, the patient attends an appointment where she is anesthetized and prepared for the procedure. Next, the doctor uses an ultrasound probe to guide a needle through the vaginal wall and into the follicle of the ovary. The thin needle draws the follicle fluid, which is then examined by an embryologist to find the eggs. The whole process takes about 20 minutes.
What happens to the eggs?
In the next step, the harvested eggs are then fertilized. If the sperm from the potential father, or in some cases, anonymous donor, has normal functionality, the eggs and sperm are placed together in a dish with a nutrient fluid, then incubated overnight to fertilize normally. If the sperm functionality is suboptimal, an embryologist uses Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection to inject a single sperm into a single egg with an extremely precise glass needle. Once fertilization is complete, the embryos are assessed and prepared to be transferred to the patient’s uterus.
How are the embryos transferred back to the uterus?
The doctor and the patient will discuss the number of embryos to be transferred. The number of successfully fertilized eggs usually determines the number of eggs to be placed in the uterus. Embryos are transferred to the uterus with transabdominal ultrasound guidance. This process does not require anesthesia, but it can cause minor cervical or uterine discomfort. Following transfer, the patient is advised to take at least one days bed rest and two or three additional days of rest, then 10 to 12 days later, two pregnancy tests are scheduled to confirm success. Once two positive tests are completed, an obstetrical ultrasound is ordered to show the sac, fetal pole, yolk sac and fetal heart rate.
Built into this technology there is a microscope with a powerful camera that allows the uninterrupted monitoring of the embryo during its first hours of life. In this way, we can keep a close eye on the embryo, from the moment when the oocyte is inseminated and begins to divide into smaller and smaller cells, until it can be transferred to the uterus.
Orthopedics Stem Cell
Research on mesenchymal stem cells regenerative properties in knee osteoarthritis. In these studies, researchers suggest that Stem Cell Therapy has the potential to regenerate lost cartilage, stop and reverse cartilage degeneration, provide pain relief, and improve patient mobility.
Stem Cell Therapy as an Alternative to Rotator Cuff & Shoulder Replacement Surgery. Stem cell therapy may offer an excellent alternative for patients looking to avoid shoulder joint replacement surgery, as well as many other surgical treatments for shoulder pain.
If you suffer from chronic or acute ankle pain or instability due to arthritis, cartilage loss, ligament strain or tear, or tendon damage, then you may benefit from non-surgical stem cell treatments or stem cell-enhanced surgery.
Patients now have a minimally invasive option. Stem cell therapy for back pain and disc herniations can potentially repair the damaged disc or facet joint, restore function, rehydrate the disc, and ultimately alleviate chronic pain.
Anti-Aging Stem Cell
Stem cell therapy and PRP therapy have been shown to be most effective for: Those in the early stages of hair loss, patients who are not viable candidates for surgery and women who prefer to avoid hair surgery.
Aesthetic Anti-Aging. The Aesthetic Stem Cell Localized Treatment is a non-surgical minimally invasive procedure to enhance the appearance of aging skin and hair restoration. This all-natural technique combines dermal injections of bone marrow or adipose tissue derived stem cells and growth factors.
Fertility Stem Cell
The stem cells used for treatment of a thin endometrium include mesenchymal stem cells. In addition, successful repair of the endometrium in pregnancy with stem cells has been reported previously.
Low Ovarian Reserve (PRP)
The treatment uses PRP (Platelet-Rich-Plasma), which with stem cell therapy is the novel therapeutic approach for restoring the quality of the ovarian reserve.Your PRP will contain a physiologic balance of platelets, growth factors and white blood cells tailored specifically for you.
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